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* 1. Are you

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* 2. Do you think priority should be given to applicants who wish to down-size their home?

Example:  grown up children have moved out, leaving parent(s) in a 3 bedroom home

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* 3. When assessing an applicant's level of housing need, do you think home ownership should be taken into account?

Example:  applicant owns a home but it is overcrowded and larger accommodation is required

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* 4. Do you think the Allocations Policy should be changed to grant Short Scottish Secure Tenancies to homeowners?

Example:  giving a Short Scottish Secure Tenancy to allow a homeowner to seek alternative private housing

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* 5. Do you think the Allocations Policy should include additional powers on suspending applicants from being able to bid or be made an offer?

Example:  suspending an applicant who abandoned their previous tenancy

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* 6. Do you think higher priority should be given to applicants living in specialist housing they no longer require?

Example:  giving a high priority in order to make the specialist housing available to an applicant who could make best use of its facilities

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* 7. Do you think applicants living in tied accommodation, including the armed forces, should get higher priority when their employment ends?

Example:  service personnel getting high priority to help prevent them having to become statutory homeless on their discharge

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* 8. Do you think applicants who are leaving institutional care/supported care, including care leavers, should receive a higher priority?

Example:  giving high priority to what can be a vulnerable group to prevent them having to become statutory homeless

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* 9. Should priority be given to applicants living in unsatisfactory housing conditions? 

Example:  giving priority to an applicant whose current property is in disrepair or needs to move to be nearer family for support

This survey will close on Friday 21 December 2018.  We will use your feedback to prepare a revised draft Allocations Policy for CaRTO (Castlehill Registered Tenants Organisation) to review prior to being presented to the Housing Management Sub Committee in March 2019.  Following Committee approval, the revised Allocations Policy will be implemented on 1 May 2019.

If you would like us to keep in touch with you about the Allocations Policy review, or if you have any questions, please call 01224 625822 or email

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Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us your views.